Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 931,992

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 931,992

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,008,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 931,992

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13110 records found.